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Igbos were original settlers in Ile-Ife – Igwe Alfred Achebe

Igbos were original settlers in Ile-Ife – Igwe Alfred Achebe

The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, has said that a recent history book has ascribed to the Igbo as the original settlers in Ile-Ife and whom Oduduwa met, other than the present contest between the Ife and the Ugbo sections in Yoruba land. He made the statement, when he chaired the First Chinua Achebe…

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Why Igbos are struggling for Biafra – Ex-Ohanaeze scribe, Nduka Eya

Why Igbos are struggling for Biafra – Ex-Ohanaeze scribe, Nduka Eya

Erstwhile National Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nduka Eya, has said the struggle for a Biafra republic began as a reaction to the spoken and unspoken language of the federal government which insinuated that Igbos were not part of Nigeria. He said this while addressing journalists on the topical issue of the Biafra-Nigeria Civil War 50…

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How to resolve Igbo agitation for Biafra – Onuesoke

How to resolve Igbo agitation for Biafra – Onuesoke

A chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Sunny Onuesoke, has said the best way to resolve the Igbo’s agitation for self-realization through Biafra is to allow them to secede. Speaking to group of journalists in Abuja, Onuesoke maintained that people and ethnic nationalities have rights that must be respected, adding that if the Igbos…

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What Igbo women need to do to succeed in Nigerian politics – Senator Joy Emordi

What Igbo women need to do to succeed in Nigerian politics – Senator Joy Emordi

Former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on National Assembly Matters and two-time Senator, Joy Emordi, has stated the things Igbo women who aspire to make a mark in Nigerian politics needs to do to succeed. She gave the advice in a chat with the media penultimate week. According to her, young Igbo women “who…

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Why I divided old Anambra state – IBB

Why I divided old Anambra state – IBB

Former Military President, Gen Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), has said the reason he broke the old Anambra state which comprised of Enugu, Anambra, and some parts of Ebonyi states in order to carve out the current Anambra state, as a separate entity, was to take development to some forgotten communities. He disclosed this at his Hilltop…

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Compile Ndigbo grievances; parley with Buhari – DG VON tells Ohanaeze

Compile Ndigbo grievances; parley with Buhari – DG VON tells Ohanaeze

Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has urged Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by Chief John Nnia Nwodo , to be pragmatic, strategic and introspective in advancing the interest of Ndigbo. He stated this in Abuja during a chat with the media. According to Okechukwu, Nwodo should have compiled all Ndigbo’s grievances and meet…

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Compensate victims of Biafra struggle, others with $5 billion – Group urges Buhari

Compensate victims of Biafra struggle, others with $5 billion – Group urges Buhari

A civil society group, International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (INTERSOCIETY), has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari to pay the sum of $5 billion to victims of human rights abuses and extra-judicial killings that have been committed under his administration. The group made the call in Ezinifite Anambra state while presenting…

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How political inequality and uneven development began in Anambra state

How political inequality and uneven development began in Anambra state

The twenty-one local government councils of Anambra State are equally spread across the three senatorial districts of the state. But although each of the three senatorial zones has seven local councils, there is no homogeneity or uniformity in their political orientation or voting preferences. However, the disparity in political behaviour among the various councils and…

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Ichie Adazie @ 84: Emeka Anyaoku, Diplomats’ Diplomat

Ichie Adazie @ 84: Emeka Anyaoku, Diplomats’ Diplomat

By Clifford Ndujihe WHENEVER the name of Chief Chukwuemeka Eleazar Anyaoku, CFR, CON, GCVO, is mentioned, one of the impressions that readily come to mind is that of a distinguished diplomat, who excelled at the highest echelon of diplomacy in the world. Another impression is that of a cerebral and accomplished elder statesmen whose opinion…

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Gov. Ugwuanyi swears in wives of 2 top government officials as Judges

Gov. Ugwuanyi swears in wives of 2 top government officials as Judges

Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has sworn the wives of two top government functionaries as judges of the state High Court and Customary Court of Appeal. The judges are Justice Ebele Egungbe, who was sworn in as a High Court judge and Justice Ugonne Nwaeze, as a judge of the Customary Court of Appeal. Egungbe…

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